Thanks! Im sure theres a few people that recongnize those mountains, but I was blessed with a 324-50 permit that year so its no secret spot. Not the 180 class buck id been dreaming about, but a very cool hunt and big bodied old deer. Looking forward to hunting that country again this year!
What did your 2007 deer's G2's measure? Those are insane. Definitely a trophy in my book, even if it is missing G3s. How far did you have to backpack out with your 2008 and how much did your pack weigh? I'm curious because this September I'll be going into 150 and I'll have about 10 miles in + travel towards any shooters. If I could snag a monster it would be worth it all though
Did you say you are going there again? Must be some nice draw odds.
I dont recall the exact measurement but it was right around 16 inches. I never weighed the pack but it was heavy. A ten mile packout with a whole boned deer would be pretty tough for me, id have to make to trips. The buck i got last year required a five mile packout and I was beat. I drew a moose tag in the same area I got my 2008 buck, the deer permit is moderately tough to draw.